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Montreal Impact 2, Sporting Kansas City 2 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

Dom Dwyer sure loves to score on the Montreal Impact.

A brace from Dwyer helped Sporting Kansas City erase a pair of deficits to tie the Impact, 2-2, at Stade Saputo on Saturday night. Dwyer's goals gave him nine against Montreal in his career, moving him past the legendary Thierry Henry for most against the Impact all-time.

Montreal took two separate leads in the match, but were unable to protect them. Lucas Ontivero's 16th-minute opener was negated by a neat Dwyer header minutes later, and an Ignacio Piatti penalty kick was later canceled out via a low strike from the veteran Kansas City striker.

Both clubs are above the red line in their respective conference: Sporting KC are now 6-8-4 (22 points) and the Impact are 5-4-6 (21 points).

Box Score

Three Things

  1. DANGER MAN: Dom Dwyer looked aggressive and confident throughout the 90 minutes on Saturday, and Sporting Kansas City reaped the benefits of his performance. The 25-year-old forward had himself quite a night, first helping his club muster a great response after going down by nodding home a gorgeous Roger Espinoza cross and then finding another equalizer after halftime when Dwyer took advantage of the space in front him and unleashed an accurate, low shot. Dwyer became the all-time leading scorer against the Impact, and was largely responsible for Kansas City's ability to pick up a result.
  2. CONTROVERSIAL CALLS: Two officiating decisions in a span of a few minutes in the first half were the topic of debate. Referee Mathieu Bourdeau awarded Montreal a penalty in the 37th minute when Didier Drogba went down in the 18-yard box following a challenge from Jimmy Medranda, and then ignored Sporting KC shouts for a spot kick of their own five minutes later on a play that saw Benny Feilhaber racing in on goal to reach a pass.
  3. EVEN AFFAIR: Both clubs will have wanted to end the night with three points, but a draw might have been a fair result given how even the match played out. Both sides finished with 14 shots, and the Impact won the possession battle by the slightest of margins at 50.7 to 49.3 percent.

Next Up

  • MTL: Saturday, July 2 vs. New England Revolution (5:30 pm ET | TSN2 in Canada, MLS LIVE in the US)
  • SKC: U.S. Open Cup – at Houston Dynamo (Wednesday, June 29 @ 8:30pm ET)
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